How to write a blog, tips to get more readers:
Owning a blog is one of the more lucrative enterprises in the world today. Before concluding on creating a blog, whether it is solely for profit, fun, business or whatever arouses your interest, you should consider the following.
- Will I be able to pay the blog sufficient attention so it does not die of maltreatment?
- What contents do I want to generate?
- Who would be my target audience?
- What do people like to see?
Writing a blog is not a one day wonder. It demands time, juicy contents and patience for it to drow into the big popular site you want it to become.
There are a couple of things that you need on your blog to not only capture the readers attention but to maintain readership with the said audiences.
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Audience look out for catchy headlines:
If the topic of your write up is very attractive, then it is more than likely that the reader would spare a few moments to read up the article. An instance is this “The 45th President steals from a mall!”
Such statements are sure to pull them to read more.
When you have gotten the readers attention with the headline, you need to be able to sustain their interest with the body. Depending on your writing style or ability, you should be able to apply humor, and/or suspense to cause the reader to persevere. You should however not overdo it, too much suspense could cause the reader to lose interest. While too much humor could lead the reader to thinking you are making a joke of the issue.
Keep it short and simple:
Audiences especially online, tend to avoid lengthy write ups, some might get enticed with the headline of the article but upon viewing the length, they get discouraged and scroll to the next article. A perfectly interesting piece might get completely ignored if the length looks threatening to the readers. You should learn to cut out words that do not add to the quality of the write up and erase all tautologies.
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Learn to space your words:
Paragraphs crammed together are an eyesore. Learn to give adequate spacing to write ups. Give just enough, too much spacing would make the work look like it was done by a toddler.
Learn to apply pictures:
A picture speaks a thousand words. Sometimes, when you apply pictures, you might not need to add much text. Always use pictures that carry your message to the audience. After reading the headline, the reader takes a look at the pictures next to ensure that the write up is worth their time.
Develop a good writing style:
Choose a writing style that is both professional and simple enough to cut across different classes. You should write like you are in a conversation with your audience so they don’t feel excluded from the text. Use as much description as you can manage so as to immerse your reader in your write up and help them feel what the characters feel.
You should learn to also write on happenings in the world. People want to know what’s happening. Thus, the reason why many people have online newspapers, and even stream live newscasts. It doesn’t matter what type of blog you run, news is important to everybody.